Thursday, October 10, 2019

Tools of Trade

Whilst sewing my curved log cabin blocks over the last 9 months thought was given each month as to how I was going to quilt this at the end but as no idea came to mind  this decision was put off until this week.    My frixon pen, iron and I have had a good workout trying to find a quilt design that I was happy with.   After much drawing and rubbing out with the iron and consulting Pinterest I found what I thought was the way to go.   Then came the dilemma that I could not find a plate or dish with a big enough arc to draw the design and just when I thought back to the drawing board I found a wooden lid that did the job so here are my tools of trade that were used to draw the design.

The wooden lid was used to draw the largest arc and the plates and cup used to draw the smaller arcs with the ruler to measure 1 1/2" inches between them.   This is how it now looks all drawn up and ready to go.

Sitting under the needle waiting patiently to be quilted.    I plan on using coloured thread matching each block and changing to white thread where each blocks meets in the centre.   Sounds good to me and hopefully will look good when finished.  

The plan is to quilt a coloured block each day so that will take 9 days if all goes well then comes the binding and tidying up.   

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Happy sewing all



Fiona said...

It's going to be lovely.... amazing what tools we manage to use to get the job done...

Maria said...

Great tools. Look forward to seeing it finished....happy sewing.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A girl after my own's going to be lovely x

retdairyqueen said...

Clever girl
Look forward to seeing the end result

Ondrea said...

Ready, set, go! No pressure hehehe. I think it is a good plan and the quilting will look amazing. I used a bottle, cup and drink nip thingo to trace felt circles for my penny rug. It is amazing what one finds useful.

White Rose said...

Hi Karen this is going to be so beautiful ,love your tools of trade my friend,well done xx

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck with the quilting!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh I Love seeing how quilters design their quilting designs!! Innovative!!

Bethan said...

Ooo I'm intrigued to see the quilting. I love how you have used household items to plan it all out!

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